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EPA/WATER RIN: 2040-AF13 Publication ID: 2012 
Title: Stormwater Regulations Revision to Address Discharges From Developed Sites 
Abstract: : Stormwater discharges from developed areas are a major cause of degradation of surface waters due to the conveyance of pollutants and the erosive power of increased stormwater flow rates and volumes. Current stormwater regulations were promulgated in 1990 and 1999. In 2006, the Office of Water asked the National Research Council (NRC) to review the stormwater program and recommend ways to strengthen it. The NRC Report, which was finalized in October 2008, found that the current stormwater program ". . . is not likely to adequately control stormwater's contribution to waterbody impairment" and recommended that EPA take action to address the harmful effects of stormwater flow. This proposed action would establish requirements for, at minimum, managing stormwater discharges from newly developed and re-developed sites, to reduce the amount of pollutants in stormwater discharges entering receiving waters by reducing the discharge of excess stormwater, and may take other actions to implement improved control of stormwater pollution and more efficient rainwater use. This action could promote the use of green infrastructure approaches to manage stormwater. 
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Economically Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 122.26   
Legal Authority: 33 USC 1251 et seq   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
NPRM  Judicial  6/10/2013 - Settlement Agreement deadline for NPRM - Fowler, et al. v. EPA; # 09-0005; D. D.C.; as per 6/28/2012 modification  06/10/2013 
Final  Judicial  12/10/2014 - Settlement Agreement deadline for Final Action - Fowler, et al. v. EPA; # 09-0005; D. D.C.; as per 6/28/2012 modification  12/10/2014 
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  06/00/2013 
Final Rule  12/00/2014 
Additional Information: EPA Docket information: EPA-HQ-OW-2009-0817.
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions  Federalism: Yes 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
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RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Connie Bosma
Environmental Protection Agency
Mail Code 4203M, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW.,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 564-6773
Fax:202 564-6431

Janet Goodwin
Environmental Protection Agency
4303T, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW.,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 566-1060